In this video, James Bay talks about picking up a guitar when he first heard [Layla](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fX5USg8_1gA) by [Eric Clapton](https://equipboard.com/pros/eric-clapton) at age 11. He describes some of the characteristics of his 1966 Epiphone Century electric guitar, and why he thinks it’s a great guitar for him: “I’ve wound up with this red Epiphone Century, it was made in 1966, so it’s an old one. And there’s a lot to be said for old guitars, everybody thinks they’re kind of great for various reasons. And new guitars are great too! But this is a really nice piece of wood. It’s just put together well, and it’s aged well and I can say all this stuff and sound like a guitar geek. But at the end of the day, I saw it and I liked the look of it, and when I started playing it, it felt good. That’s what it comes down to, does it *feel* good. I like the fact that this is an electric guitar, but it hasn’t got a plain G-string, it’s got a wound G-string kind of like an acoustic guitar - *exactly* like an acoustic guitar. I just like that it’s difficult, I get a great feeling out of that. And it makes a great sound, it’s kind of like - it’s just the right kind of jangly, just the right kind of thick. Heavy… woody… electric… I love it. It’s just… there’s something about it.” Total Guitar interview, James Bay talk about both his 2 Epiphone Century guitars: Epiphone Century 1966 (Cherry Red) with 1 P90 Pickup Epiphone Century 1965 (Brown) with 2 P90 Pickups and a Bigsby vibrato https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vjm4UBHrCTI In an interview with Andertons Music Co in April 2016, James Bay says he has got the Bigsby Vibrato removed from his brown Epiphone Century 1965 https://youtu.be/3DQJSkYl5rY?t=29m52smore
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